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MEHAC Foundation inaugurated its first supportive and income generating Rehabilitation unit on 18.1.2018.

A dream come true moment for the Mehac Team ....

MEHAC Foundation inaugurated its first supportive and income generating Rehabilitation unit on 18.1.18. This Rehab unit for the beneficiaries and caretakers of MEHAC would primarily focus on stitching and allied activities. The center was inaugurated at Pathirapally, a small town in the district of Alappuzha, Kerala.

This project aims to bring the unseen and their skills as also their products to the frontline of society. Hence the products that come out of this unit are to be branded as "Adrishya - the unseen". In effect, however, the products from this pioneering unit would become the voice and vision of the unseen.

The pilot project in the first phase involves 12 members, consisting of both beneficiaries as well as volunteers from our associating Organisations namely Snehajalakam and Samhathi. Members of these families would be trained in skills such as stiching bags, designing Sarees and linen. Out of the the 12, 8 are beneficiaries and 4 are caretakers. Later these 12 members would be empowered to train other beneficiaries. Thus, this Rehab unit would be an empowering model that helps the community sustain and advance socially and economically, taking up the role of supporting and rehabilitating members of the community by themselves..

The Pathirappally Town has a population of 27,445 of which 13,525 are males while 13,920 are females as per report released by Census India 2011. MEHAC has been providing its services to 70 beneficiaries in this area since 2013...

The Rehab opening function was Inaugurated by Natasha Vijay, Senior Program Coordinator of the Live Love Laugh Foundation and presided by Dr. Chitra Venkateswaran - Clinical. Director MEHAC. Dr. Bindu Menon-Consulting Psychiatrist MEHAC felicitated. The inaugural was Followed by cultural programs by the Mehac beneficiaries and team members. The sewing machines for the unit was donated by Acumen Capital Market India Ltd..